An Intro to Snowga. This is Funny.

Exercising in cold weather is not for everybody.  I must admit, I’ve never been a fan of cold winter days. But, things changed for me. My blood pressure lowered, my cardiovascular system improved, and my ability to tolerate cold improve immensely.

How? By practicing what a friend showed me.

He showed me the research. And the research shows that a certain method of training in the cold benefits the immune system, the cardiovascular system and more.

Being a health enthusiast, I put this method to the test.

After about 6 weeks of training doing the method for only minutes a day to start, I attempted something silly. We filmed it. And it went viral.


With a light-hearted approach, my daughter, Emily and I (Dave Barnas) made a funny video. Yoga in the snow. We called it Snowga.

Within one week of going viral on Facebook, we put it on YouTube. There, it caught the attention of the The Weather Channel (TWC) in 2 days. TWC asked if they could use it for their AMHQ morning program. A silly segment. Here it is…

Click Here to Watch Snowga Video aired on The Weather Channel – Keep an eye out for Dave Barnas

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About Dave Barnas, M.S., CES, NASM-CPT

Dave is the true health guy. He is the founder and owner of True Health Unlimited, LLC, a personal health and fitness company in Tolland, CT & Wellness Writers, a subscription wellness newsletter service that incorporates live & virtual wellness workshops for companies across New England. Dave earned both a Bachelor's (1998) and Master's Degree (2000) in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut, and also holds certifications as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Instructor, and Nutrition Specialist. He's also the lead author for four published works. Dave has over 20 years of combined experience in nutrition counseling, dietary supplement advising, personal training, corrective exercise training, health coaching and public speaking. In addition, he's spent over 25 years studying spirituality, meditation, and personal growth strategies. Dave's clients are all ages: youth, college championship level athletes, folks in their retired years, and everywhere in between. He's worked with three of the nation's leading physicians as a dietary supplement advisor and been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Yale University, UConn, St. Joseph College and various church groups, health clubs, and high schools. In 2013, he was invited to Whole Foods Market to share his Real Food Therapy Guide. And in 2015, Dave's funny "Snowga" (yoga in the snow) video caught the attention of The National Weather Channel, who aired it to shake off cabin fever and bring laughter. In 2016, Dave & Hollie (his wife) founded Wellness Writers and deliver evidence-based Wellness E-newsletters to spread a message of health and happiness to various businesses throughout the US. Dave currently serves as a personal trainer in Tolland as well as a wellness coach and writer for several businesses, gyms and wellness facilities throughout the US.

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